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From the Foreword: "Addiction is a disorder in self-regulation. Individuals who become dependent on addictive substances cannot regulate their emotions, self-care, self-esteem, and relationships. In this monumental and illuminating text Philip Flores covers all the reasons why this is so. But it is the domain of interpersonal relations that he makes clear why individuals s ...more
Hardcover, 364 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Jason Aronson
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Michael
A fascinating piece of work formulating addiction in terms of attachment theory. Flores presents an extremely compelling and powerful approach to addiction issues. Flores uses many helpful case examples to illustrate Attachment Oriented Therapy (AOT) and its' application to addictions. He reviews the work of Heinz Kohut and Self psychology and it's consistency with AOT as well as the philosopher Martin Buber and his theories on authentic relationship.

My only minor criticism is that whereas Flor
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Eleanor Cowan
Yes!

This excellent book discusses the root cause of addiction as attachment disorder. Think of smokers whose cigarettes are always close by, loyal soldiers in a box at-the-ready to support and comfort, when no one else can be counted upon.

An important read.

Eleanor Cowan, author of : A History of a Pedophile's Wife: Memoir of a Canadian Teacher and Writer
Sandi
This is one of the best clinical text books I have ever read. Flores has turned the academia and research into clear and precise practical tools. I highly recommend the book to any clinician working with addicts of any kind.
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